Elfin Forest, this morning. Weather cool and overcast. I have many favorite birds. The California Thrasher (Toxostoma redivivum) is one of my favorite, favorites. Its usually perch is atop a shrub, making it easy to see.
This time of year the male is hoping to attract his love by impressing her with his enthusiastic songs. Click on the flickr.com photo link(below) to hear a California Thrasher mimicking the call of a Northern Flicker.